Ober Gatlinburg Getaway – A mountain ski retreat that’s fun for the whole family

Great summary. Ober Gatlinburg has a lot of things to do besides skiing. Thank you

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I am caught in a sea of cars eager to escape the Atlanta’s grey sprawl of buildings and return to their cold garages for the weekend, while mine revs up for the 200-mile drive to the little mountain town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee nestled at the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg welcomes more than 11 million visitors a year to its hundreds of family-friendly activities, oddball museums and unique shops selling arts and crafts made by the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans. But I plan to spend my time riding down the snowy slopes of the ski resort at Ober Gatlinburg.

While Ober Gatlinburg’s nine ski trails covered in man-made snow are no match for the huge resorts in the West, Ober Gatlinburg is a popular destination for beginner to advanced skiers and snowboarders alike. The slopes get packed during weekend and twilight times, so it is…

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